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The Georgia Crisis and Access Line

The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) is a 24/7 behavioral health crisis call center operated by Behavioral Health Link through funding from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. GCAL provides free and confidential behavioral health crisis intervention and access to behavioral health services. Anyone in Georgia can call GCAL for help for themselves or on behalf of someone else at 800-715-4225 or via the My GCAL app. Callers actively experiencing a crisis can speak with live clinicians trained in de-escalation. When needed, GCAL can dispatch mobile crisis response teams to provide de-escalation on-site. GCAL information specialists can also provide referrals for treatment in a caller’s area.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that supports people with mental health needs, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our vision is easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve. Judy Fitzgerald has served as commissioner of DBHDD since 2016.

EmpowerMEnt Announcements

"I got fired for what?" Webinar!
 This month we are having 2 young people who not only have experienced the foster care system but have come to talk about their current careers and journey's towards them. What got them hired by employers and what got them fired. Please join us as we continue our series entitled Learning from Our Mistakes.
Tuesday, April 16th
To register for the webinar click here!
Opportunities for the youth!
Resources for Youth!
Come out and enjoy Summer Summit 2019. Be sure to complete waivers located on registration site.
Vidalia Recreation
June 21,2019
10am to 2pm
Etowah Park
July 12, 2019
10am to 2pm
7th -11th Grade Survey Party @ Six Flags
We like to start working with our young role models early to identify any barriers that may be hindering them from being their Greatest Selves. A lot of times that conversation can not be had with "adults" but, the conversation can be had with young people who are currently in or have been in their shoes. 
7th-11th graders
Tuesday June 11th
RSVP below
Schools Out, Cook out!
Come out and celebrate our high school and GED graduates while at the same time showing our 11th graders that their future is bright. There will be Food, Games, Prizes, Fishing and more. 
Graduating Seniors
G.E.D Graduates
Rising 11th &12th Graders
Thursday June 6th
RSVP below
If you ever wanted to talk to the man in charge of making all of the decisions, Region 10 and surrounding.... This is your chance.
Please come out as we have a face to face talk with Director of DFCS about the issues that need to be addressed within our foster care system. Bring your concerns, but also bring your Solutions
April 30th
Albany State university.
*** Summer 2019 Youth Employment Work Session Application – Extended Deadline Friday, April 19, 2019***
If you have any questions contact the Georgia TeenWork Program Team atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Please ensure all eligible youth within your region and county apply!
Adult supporters who apply on behalf of youth MUST ensure the youth are aware an application has been submitted and MUST ensure the youth attend all mandatory trainings prior to June 1, 2019. Training dates and locations will be disseminated by the Georgia TeenWork team.
Spread the word about this wonderful opportunity by forwarding this email to all DFCS Field Staff (Case Workers, Supervisors, Field Program Specialists and Independent Living Program Specialists), Congregate Care Providers and other adult supporters who support teens in foster care within Georgia.
Apply for Georgia Teen Works Here
Housing Options for young people
Region 12
if you are planning to live and work in the Savannah area, take a look at this amazing housing option founded by an amazing person who has been thru the foster care system, Whitney Gilliard.

In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls- May 9-11, 2019

Join in Atlanta, GA, May 9-11 2019. 

Together we'll strategize, share solutions, imagine new futures, and make connections between our spaces, issues, and approaches that advance healing, opportunity, and justice for all girls and young people. In Solidarity focuses on: 

  • HEALING – Understanding the root causes of trauma and discovering new pathways to well-being.
  • OPPORTUNITY – Exploring diverse and innovative ways to support health, economic security and civic engagement for girls.
  • JUSTICE – Catalyzing and strengthening the justice reform for girls’ movement.

In Solidarity includes a variety of opportunities to engage, learn, and connect:

  • Intensive deep-dive learning sessions featuring presentation by leaders and experts on critical and urgent topics
  • Interactive "innovation in motion" sessions featuring presentations by leaders and experts on programming, community organizing, communication, and policy reform from folks' on-the-ground work in communities
  • A self-care room curated by Harriet's Apothecary 
  • Dynamic training opportunities through pre-conference intensives
  • An un-exhibit hall curated to celebrate the culture, art, and entrepreneurship of girls, women, and gender nonconforming youth